Seattle Seahawks Look to Prove “Defense Wins Championships”

By Jeff Malco
Seattle Seahawks
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“Offense sells tickets; Defense wins championships.” – author unknown –

If you don’t enjoy a grind it out game, this Super Bowl is not for you. Most people want to see something that has that “wow” factor, not necessarily a hard-hitting and electric defense that stops an offense from putting up big numbers. “Offense sells tickets; Defense wins championships,” is a great quote and rings true with the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks’ defense is the best in the NFL; coincidentally, the Denver Broncos have the best offense in the league. Allowing an average of 14.4 points per game, the Seahawks were first in the league. Peyton Manning’s high-powered offense was held to 26 points or less only three times all year, two of which were to the San Diego Chargers. Maybe Pete Carroll should be watching tape of John Pagano’s defensive approach to the Denver offense.

Last week a report came out that Eli Manning, Peyton’s younger brother, was going to give some tips to Peyton about playing in MetLife Stadium. As many of us know, Eli was unable to give Peyton any guidelines on how to target/maneuver the Seahawks defense considering Eli threw five interceptions when the New York Giants played (if that’s even an acceptable term, more like walked out on the field) the Seahawks back in December.

The stage is set; we are less than a week away from one of the most anticipated Super Bowls in recent memory. The match-up between Manning, one of the league’s elites, and Carroll’s swarming defense will be one for the ages.

Jeff Malco is a writer for Rant Sports. Follow Jeff on Twitter @sportsgurujeff“Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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